Mainframe Vs Unix Top Differences

The below are the basic differences between Unix and Mainframe:


  • IPL the system. The term also called initial program load. The initial startup takes place in an IPL mode
  • Data will store in Datasets
  • You need ISPF editor to work with datasets
  • Login process possible only with TSO logon for Zo/S
  • Mainframe is not an operating system

UNIX Operating System

  1. Boot the system. During initial start, you need to Boot the system
  2. You will store data in Files
  3. Top Editors (vi, ed, sed, and emacs) you need to work with files
  4. Login process possible with Telnet or Rlogin in UNIX operating system
  5. UNIX is an operating system

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Author: Srini

Experienced software developer. Skills in Development, Coding, Testing and Debugging. Good Data analytic skills (Data Warehousing and BI). Also skills in Mainframe.